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Support for Children with Serious Illnesses and their Families

Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), developed the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter ® campaign to increase the use of palliative care for children and teens living with serious illnesses.

This infographic explains what palliative care is for patients, their families and for providers. Share or download the infographic and help spread the word about palliative care. 
 

Pediatric Palliative Care infographic

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Support for Children with Serious Illnesses and their Families

PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE  IS....FOR PATIENTS

The main goal of palliative care is improving quality of life for children and their families.

  • Care can begin at ANY STAGE of illness

  • Can provide SYMPTOM RELIEF and emotional support

  • Provided ALONGSIDE not instead of other treatments

PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE  IS....FOR FAMILIES

Serious illnesses affect the entire family and palliative care can help support everyone.

  • It’s a PARTNERSHIP between a family and palliative care team

  • Respects family CULTURE and BELIEFS

  • Care is CUSTOMIZED to meet family needs and preferences

PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE  IS....FOR PROFESSIONALS

Palliative care adds a layer of support to the team of providers and informal caregivers.

  • Teams may INCLUDE nurses, doctors, child life specialists, chaplains, counselors, nutritionists, and therapists  

  • Emphasis on COMMUNICATION and coordination

  • Care can be provided in HOSPITALS, CLINICS, AND HOMES

How can palliative care help you? Get the facts at: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/conversationsmatter.


 

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